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B. Job's cursing of the day of his birth 3:1-26
Job 3 :1 3:1 After this Job opened his mouth and 1acursed the day of his birth.
Job 3 :2 3:2 And Job responded and said,
Job 3 :3 3:3 Let the day on which I was born perish,
And the night which said, A man has been conceived.
Job 3 :4 3:4 Let that day be darkness;
Let God not seek it from above,
Nor let light shine upon it.
Job 3 :5 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death reclaim it;
Let a cloud dwell upon it;
Let the things that blacken the day terrify it.
Job 3 :6 3:6 As for that night, let deep darkness take hold of it;
Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;
Let it not come up in the number of the months.
Job 3 :7 3:7 Behold, let that night be barren;
Let no joyous shout come in it.
Job 3 :8 3:8 Let those curse it who curse the day,
Who are ready to rouse leviathan.
Job 3 :9 3:9 Let its predawn stars be dark;
Let it wait for light and there be none,
And do not let it see the eyelids of the dawn.
Job 3 :10 3:10 For it did not shut up the doors of the awomb that bore me,
Nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.
Job 3 :11 3:11 Why did I not 1die at birth,
Come forth from the womb and expire?
Job 3 :12 3:12 Why did the knees receive me?
And why the breasts, that I should suck?
Job 3 :13 3:13 For now I would have lain down and been undisturbed;
I would have slept; then I would have been at rest
Job 3 :14 3:14 With kings and counselors of the earth,
Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;
Job 3 :15 3:15 Or with princes who had gold,
Who filled their houses with silver.
Job 3 :16 3:16 Or like a miscarriage that has been concealed, I would not have been,
Like infants that do not see the light.
Job 3 :17 3:17 There the wicked cease from their troubling,
And there the weary rest.
Job 3 :18 3:18 Captives are altogether at ease;
They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.
Job 3 :19 3:19 The small and the great are there,
And the servant is free from his master.
Job 3 :20 3:20 Why does He give light to him who suffers
And life to the bitter in soul,
Job 3 :21 3:21 Who wait for adeath, but it is not there;
And dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
Job 3 :22 3:22 Who rejoice to the point of exultation
And are glad when they have found the grave;
Job 3 :23 3:23 To the man whose way is hidden
And whom God has ahedged in?
Job 3 :24 3:24 For my sighing comes as my food,
And my groaning pours out like water.
Job 3 :25 3:25 For I dread something, and it comes upon me;
And what I fear comes to me.
Job 3 :26 3:26 I have no ease and I have no quiet
And I have no rest, but trouble comes.
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